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  • Government gets behind business events

    The Australian business events sector has received a major boost with the Federal Government entering into a formal partnership to assist the industry during the bidding and event delivery process. ..


  • International business events study to open Government doors

    One in five dollars spent by international visitors in Australia is spent by an international visitor attending some form of business event, with expenditure by international business events delegates generating an estimated $2.2 billion in GDP in 2012, according to a new report by the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB). ..


  • Brisbane legacy secure as G20 rolls out of town

    Brisbane is returning to normal as the barriers come down following the last of the leaders leaving town after the two day G20 Leaders Summit successfully wrapped up yesterday (Sunday, November 16). ..


  • TAA calls for greater stimulus for regional NSW tourism

    A new research report undertaken by Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) NSW reveals that many regional accommodation operators have been struggling in recent years, and have the potential to slip back even further if the Government ignores the need for significant investment in regional tourism and infrastructure. ..


  • MCEC gets green light for expansion

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) proposed expansion has been given the go ahead by the Victorian Government. ..


  • ICC Sydney showcased in Las Vegas

    A select group of attendees at this week’s IMEX America tradeshow in Las Vegas have been given a special preview of the International Convention Centre Sydney’s (ICC Sydney) developing brand and new website, iccsydney.com..


  • Storytelling the secret to the North American market

    Global destinations looking to attract North American corporate meetings and events can no longer solely rely on traditional marketing tactics to influence destination selection, according to a new report from Marketing Challenges International (MCIntl). ..


  • On the move and multi tasking

    Mobile conferencing is changing how we work, with people able to dial in to a meeting from anywhere, but just how valuable are such calls? ..


  • BestCities scores trifecta

    Three of BestCities Global Alliances partner cities have secured the top three places in Monocle Magazines 2014 Quality of Life Survey. ..


  • IMEX joint statement promotes global collaboration

    An important step toward better industry cooperation was taken in this year’s IMEX’s Politician’s Forum in Frankfurt with the issue of a joint statement between the meetings industry as represented by the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) and two global travel and tourism organisations –  the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). ..


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International News
  • Qantas opens new 5-star lounge

    Qantas has unveiled a luxurious new Qantas First Lounge in Los Angeles. The spacious new lounge is based on the multi-award winning Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne, providing seating for more than 200 customers and different zones to dine, relax, work and socialise. ..


  • The house wins as Vegas smashes tourism record

    Las Vegas, in the US, has reached a historic milestone, exceeding 40 million visitors for the first time. The tourism industry in Southern Nevada continues to expand, achieving 10 consecutive months of visitor volume increases, with many of those months being the best on record. ..